well, i think i am cool as a cucumber, and doing a good job at being a non-hysterical first time mom at almost 40…and then milo gets sick and i turn into a basket case! i know that was a run-on sentence, but good god, where does all the snot come from? when do you call the doctor? how long does it take for a baby to recover from a cold? can a mom recover from her cold while the baby is sick? will i ever sleep again?
here’s another thing, i think i am a reasonably intelligent gal, i am usually pretty good at solving puzzles and fixing things…but i can’t work the dang bulb syringe to save my life! every time i try to use it, i get zero snot out of the baby’s nose, and then he proceeds to scream for an hour. i was thinking about practicing on myself, just to see if i could get it to work. i have plenty of snot to spare.
i just want to assure you all that i know in my rational mind that a baby probably won’t die or be permanently scarred from a bad cold, but when the snot starts flowing, i blossom into a full fledged worry wart.
ok, off to make sure he’s still breathing…..